Steven Soderbergh

DVD Review: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Daring Science Fiction ‘Solaris’

Solaris

CHICAGO – Modern viewers may be more familiar with Steven Soderbergh & George Clooney’s remake of “Solaris,” a good film on its own merits as it’s so different from its source in tone, but the massively influential original version by the legendary Andrei Tarkovsky holds a far more prominent place in film history. Tarkovsky’s mesmerizing piece of science fiction has been a part of the Criterion Collection for some time but it’s been chosen to get the upgrade to the Blu-ray department of the legendary line of releases and so the standard DVD, which was the only version we could get our hands on, was given a new treatment as well.

Second Chicago Casting Call on Nov. 16, 17, 20 For ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon From Steven Soderbergh

CHICAGO – As “Contagion” continues to film in Chicago from director Steven Soderbergh with stars Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne, we have learned that a second open casting call is needed two months after the first from Rich King Casting.

Video: HollywoodChicago.com Discusses Matt Damon’s ‘Contagion’ With CBS Chicago

Adam Fendelman of HollywoodChicago.com interviewed by CBS Chicago on Contagion

CHICAGO – With “Contagion” from director Steven Soderbergh and star Matt Damon continuing to film all around Chicago, HollywoodChicago.com founder and publisher Adam Fendelman discussed the new film on Thursday with CBS Chicago.

Chicago Casting Call on Sept. 25, 2010 Announced For Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Contagion’ With Matt Damon

CHICAGO – Chicago is keeping Hollywood busy. Along with recent filming in the Windy City for Ron Howard’s “The Dilemma,” “Transformers 3” and FOX’s “Ride-Along” from the creator of “The Shield,” HollywoodChicago.com has just learned that Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Contagion” will be filming in Chicago and holding a local casting call here later this month.

Blu-Ray Review: Universal Catalog Titles ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Traffic’

Apollo 13 BD

CHICAGO – Universal Home Video is releasing an impressive wave of catalog titles in HD for the first time this month and we have a preview of them just for you, including a great 15th Anniversary Edition of “Apollo 13,” and HD transfers of four movies that have little in common but the studio that released them: “Dune,” “The Jackal,” “Out of Africa,” and “Traffic”.

Blu-Ray Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Excellent ‘The Informant!’ With Matt Damon

The Informant

CHICAGO – Steven Soderbergh is arguably the most important American filmmaker working today and his “The Informant!” with Matt Damon, just released on Blu-ray and DVD, is a great piece of evidence to support that argument. He continues to bring traditional stories to life in continuously unique, interesting ways.

Blu-Ray Review: Criterion Version of Steven Soderbergh’s Riveting ‘Che’

Che

CHICAGO – Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” is one of the most underrated and misunderstood films of the ’00s. It features not only one of the best performances of the last several years from the great Benicio Del Toro but this challenging biopic should have been embraced by all the critics and audience members who are constantly lamenting the lack of filmmakers willing to take risks and provoke discussion.

Blu-Ray Review: Steven Soderbergh’s Fascinating ‘The Girlfriend Experience’

The Girlfriend Experience

CHICAGO – Steven Soderbergh’s “The Girlfriend Experience” is a captivating, fascinating examination of the way we have turned every element of our lives into a business transaction. With “Che,” “The Informant!,” and this fantastic drama, Soderbergh is continuing to make the case that he is one of the most important American filmmakers working today.

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Informant!’ Puts Matt Damon on a Wire

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CHICAGO – Behind every great fortune lies a great crime, as the saying goes. In director Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!,” he and Matt Damon carve out a satire where the “crime” becomes entangled with the larger issues of “justice.”

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